Dallas Buyers Club Reviews

Jun 14, 2021
The film fails to break the pattern of transphobic narratives in cinema, perhaps because it doesn't understand that trans people are not the same as cis gay people.
Jan 2, 2018
Sometimes a character punches through the screen, beyond the film containing him. Matthew McConaughey's performance as an HIV-positive cowboy in Dallas Buyers Club is one of those moments.
Sep 6, 2017
Though Jean-Marc Valle's direction is sometimes indistinct, it does allow the actors to come off more inhibited in their performances and each scene is that much more authentic.
May 22, 2014
Despite the cadaverous appearance of its lead actor, Dallas Buyers Club wants to be pretty, too, presenting a tidy, uplifting history of the years when unconscionable inaction and prejudice toward those with AIDS were a matter of federal policy.
Feb 18, 2014
A powerfully moving film, and McConaughey's extraordinary physical transformation is much more than a stunt.
Feb 14, 2014
What makes the film so special is its sense of defiance and its scabrous humour.
Feb 14, 2014
McConaughey is so charismatic that, as a simple one-man-against-the-odds drama, Dallas Buyers Club is consistently engaging; almost, despite Woodroof's intentions, inspirational.
Feb 12, 2014
McConaughey and Leto drill down to the roots of their characters. It calls to mind that advice for actors playing drunk: you do it like you're emphatically sober. Neither man plays the disease. They play instead the rage to live.
Feb 9, 2014
Terrific performances by Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto elevate this socio-medical drama out of the realms of the ordinary into something quietly remarkable.
Feb 8, 2014
For all its occasional compromises, Dallas Buyers Club shakes off potential disease-of-the-month TV movie status and succeeds at an uncomplicated emotional level.
Feb 7, 2014
Bravely, it offers neither a 'feel-good' nor 'feel-bad' payoff. However, the story's momentum fizzles out, its characters often feeling disconnected from each other and us.
Feb 7, 2014
The performances are spectacular, McConaughey's especially, so alive in approaching death.
Feb 6, 2014
It would be a TV problem-of-the-week movie without McConaughey's skill in combining intelligence with pizzazz.
Feb 6, 2014
It is fantastic and Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career. In fact, it may be the best performance of anyone's career. It'll blow your tiny minds. It blew my tiny mind.
Feb 6, 2014
A calculated prestige picture that never bothers to ask broader questions about the AIDS epidemic.
Feb 6, 2014
Like a Gary Cooper in the era of sexual crisis, McConaughey hits a very sure stride.
Feb 3, 2014
Get this - Matthew McConaughey is currently the most exciting acting talent at work in movies. Next up, the simple business of a Christopher Nolan.
Dec 31, 2013
Matthew McConaughey's quest to establish himself as one of the finest, most committed actors of his generation continues apace in Jean-Marc Vallee's fact-based Dallas Buyers Club.
Dec 31, 2013
The AIDS epidemic was not a happy-ending story. But it was certainly a test of the human spirit. Ron Woodroof passed that test.
Nov 15, 2013
Dallas Buyers Club is an indelible story about one man's unwillingness to go gently into that good night, and the personal growth he experiences along the way.
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